• Planet Centric Design

    Online event

    If you’re dealing with your climate anxiety and wondering what else you can do to create a positive impact in your work, join us in this online event in collaboration with Vincit to explore our approach in designing for sustainability. Carolina Faria and Emma Ylivaino, Designers at Vincit, will introduce you to Planet Centric Design through an interactive session to find the Responsible Agent in you. In this session, you will get familiar with Planet Centric Design methods and tools and you will work together to understand your role in the sustainability transition. After, we will write a blog post where we share the collective knowledge that is generated at the workshop. Tools: Have something to write with ready, such as pen and paper or your computer. We will be using Zoom and Jamboard as tools for the workshop. If you aren’t familiar with these, Zoom is a videoconference tool. The meeting ID is[masked]. We recommend that you download the app to your computer before the session; otherwise, you can also use Zoom in Google Chrome. Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that we will use to workshop in groups. You can check out an example of the board we will use and play with it: https://jamboard.google.com/d/10AVkyNOfu6MHKgTQV_JHT6NtGYt462OsR0Zl55AlltQ/edit?usp=sharing Schedule: 16:30-18:00 We will open the call at 16:25, if you want to arrive earlier.

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  • Let's learn Figma!

    Online event

    UXHel Academy is back and social distancing ready! This time around we'll be helping you learn to use Figma to prototype and test/share mobile applications, and demo some newer features like Auto Layout and Smart Animate. The workshop is fully remote, so anyone can join without fear of the plague. The training is meant for you to follow along, so please get the following things ready before the training begins: - A computer with Figma pre-installed (www.figma.com/downloads) - A Figma account - Optional: For a head start, check out this tutorial beforehand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk1T0CdLxwU - We will use Zoom to stream the training, so please install it beforehand: https://zoom.us/home Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahpVF67Jy - Save a copy of the Figma starter file to your account, which you can then edit. (You will not be able to edit the file linked directly) https://www.figma.com/file/irbvMZCYbXf7HGqdtWbkSy/Let-s-Learn-Figma-01-Starter-File?node-id=0%3A1 Sign up now! Be quick as there are only 100 spots. If you can't make it, no worries! We will record and share the training afterwards. WHAT: Make UI prototypes with Figma, and learn its animation and auto-layout tools WHERE: Remote training on Zoom WHEN: 31.03 starting 17:00 TAUGHT BY: Chichi, a Senior UX designer at Eficode Oy ABOUT THE HOST Eficode builds software-driven organisations and digital experiences with leading Devops, Cloud and UX practices. We are 350+ devops experts, designers, developers and UX researchers building the future of software and digital services. Psst.. We're always hiring designers, developers and DevOps experts: www.eficode.com/

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  • Designing with Cloud services

    Intergalactico

    As designers, we see new tools and technologies rain upon us constantly. Have you ever been at the point where there are so many interesting things out there, but you don't know anything about them and can't figure out if they are relevant to you and your project? Among this mass of rainbow wonders, Intergalactico invites UXHel to discover cloud technologies and their applications for designers. In an interactive, hands-on workshop, we will scratch the surface of what cloud technologies are and how they could influence your work, and learn about some of the uses of cloud in service design. You will get to ideate a service that uses cloud components. Cloud components will be broken down to more understandable and you will get some practice or review of service and UX design methods. Huom! There is room for max 40 participants to the workshop part of the event. Where? Intergalactico Antinkatu A1, 00100 Helsinki 4th floor Schedule: Doors open at 16:30 17:00 - Introduction to UXHel and Intergalactico 17:15 - Introduction talk by Elena Kazakova, UX Developer at Intergalactico, and Paul Lyons, Serverless Ambassador at Nordcloud 17:45 - Cloud components workshop part 1, facilitated by Briana Romero, Service Designer, and Tuire Peurala, UX Designer at Intergalactico 18:30 - Short break 18:40 - Cloud components workshop part 2 19:25 - Networking, pizza and beer

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  • SenseTech: Help Helsinki Reduce its Carbon Emissions!

    Helsinki City Hall

    Care about where you live!? Join us to help Helsinki become carbon neutral! Finland is celebrating 102 years of independence! In the spirit of December's festivities what better way than to come together in community at Helsinki City Hall and creatively contribute to discussions to tackle the "dirty" (environmental) problem of carbon emissions! Join us on either of the workshops days! (December 10th or 18th) Helsinki Climate Watch, a pioneering online tool that allows everyone to keep track of a city's progress in achieving carbon neutrality. The tool is available in Finnish now, but the development continues and we will launch the English version in 2020. Check out the tool here: ilmastovahti.hel.fi Helsinki is committed to making its contribution to the fight against climate crisis. The objective of the Helsinki City Strategy is to make Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. This goal will be achieved by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in Helsinki by 80 per cent from the levels of 1990. The remaining 20 per cent will be compensated for by Helsinki taking care of implementing emissions reductions outside the city. Watch a short video about Carbon Neutral Helsinki https://youtu.be/c-P7l2DkN7w The Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan https://www.hel.fi/static/liitteet/kaupunkiymparisto/julkaisut/julkaisut/HNH-2035/Carbon_neutral_Helsinki_Action_Plan_1503019_EN.pdf Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035, Summary https://www.stadinilmasto.fi/files/2018/03/Executive_summary_HNH2035.pdf

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  • Designing Your Own UX Career - Part II

    The Shortcut

    Finding a new design job can often be challenging, especially for fresh graduate(s) / junior designer(s). Feel like you need to share your struggles / challenges? In this second event of UXHel Careers track we will focus on the topic of the "Reinventing your Candidate Profile": what UX Design recruiters are looking for and how might designers want to build up their profiles. We will first have a lightning talk about the topic of "Reinventing your Candidate Profile", proceeded by the UXHel usual roundtable discussions where in small groups of 04 you are invited to present your CV. You can expect to get valuable feedback from your peers and from one of the four instructors that UXHel will have available to moderate the discussions. These are open sessions about (individual) concerns which you can bring to the table. Schedule: 16:30 Doors open 17:00 Start 17:10 Lightning Talk: "Reinventing your Candidate Profile" by Anna Malytcheva, Talent Acquisition Specialist from Leaddesk 17:40 Q&A 17:45: Break & networking 18:00 Hands-on Workshop 19:00 End We have limited space available be the first to reserve a spot! Either if you're looking for new design job or just want to improve their "job hunting" skills, come join us at Maria 01 - The Shortcut

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  • SenseTech: Help Helsinki Reduce its Carbon Emissions!

    Helsinki City Hall

    Care about where you live!? Join us to help Helsinki become carbon neutral! Finland is celebrating 102 years of independence! In the spirit of December's festivities what better way than to come together in community at Helsinki City Hall and creatively contribute to discussions to tackle the "dirty" (environmental) problem of carbon emissions! Join us on either of the workshops days! (December 10th or 18th) Helsinki Climate Watch, a pioneering online tool that allows everyone to keep track of a city's progress in achieving carbon neutrality. The tool is available in Finnish now, but the development continues and we will launch the English version in 2020. Check out the tool here: ilmastovahti.hel.fi Helsinki is committed to making its contribution to the fight against climate crisis. The objective of the Helsinki City Strategy is to make Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. This goal will be achieved by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in Helsinki by 80 per cent from the levels of 1990. The remaining 20 per cent will be compensated for by Helsinki taking care of implementing emissions reductions outside the city. Watch a short video about Carbon Neutral Helsinki https://youtu.be/c-P7l2DkN7w The Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan https://www.hel.fi/static/liitteet/kaupunkiymparisto/julkaisut/julkaisut/HNH-2035/Carbon_neutral_Helsinki_Action_Plan_1503019_EN.pdf Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035, Summary https://www.stadinilmasto.fi/files/2018/03/Executive_summary_HNH2035.pdf

  • Designing your own UX career

    The Shortcut

    Finding a new design job can often be challenging, especially for fresh graduate(s) / junior designer(s). Feel like you need to share your struggles / challenges? UXHel is organising a new track of events to support the community folks that might be looking for new design job or just want to improve their "job hunting" skills. In this first event we will have three talks along with a round Table Discussions - related to the biggest challenge(s) and different actions you can take in order to improve your chance of landing that elusive design job. This session are open sessions about (individual) concerns which you can bring to the table. Schedule: 16:30 Doors open 17:00 Your UXHel 17:20 Mindaugas Petrutis (InVision) - “Don’t apply for your dream job” 17:50 Paulo Dziobczenski (Aalto) - “Helsinki design job market summary” 17:50 Break 18:20 Amar Nath Shaw (Nokia) - "My journey to Nokia” 18:50 Round table discussion 19:20 Wrap up & networking Note: We will have a great night of discussion with an audience composed by both designers and recruiters. Come join us at Maria 01 > The Shortcut - Lapinlahdenkatu 15B, 00180 Helsinki

  • Workshop: How Design Impacts Strategy by Nathan Shedroff (tickets via website)

    Tickets: https://jointfuturesconf.com/tickets Much of the business conversation surrounding customer experience and business strategy within corporations is based on myths that don’t support great products and services. UX people get stuck in the middle—between customers, managers, and financial decision-makers. However, new definitions of value, relationship, and experience can help us reframe what we do. And new tools, like the waveline, can help us not only design and develop better offerings, but better sell the value of what we do internally. Ultimately, designers needs to build their way into the strategic direction of their organizations, both to improve the results of their organizations as well as the opportunities for design. Usually, designers aren’t prepared for strategic conversations about an organization’s business or model. They lack the insight and vocabulary their business peers use. However, they are usually closer to customers and, with the right tools, can provide better market insight than typical market research approaches. The challenge is to prepare these insights in a way that their peers can use successfully. The answer is in understanding the tools our peers use, the framing they use for their data, and to introduce improved tools that highlight better opportunities—that make even better use of design insights, process, and knowledge. This workshop is for the UX professional who is looking to better understand strategy and conversations about value within their organization. Attendees can be new to corporate strategy and tools like SWOT analyses and Positioning. However, even those with some experience will find better ways of using these tools and building better strategy, in a UX context. This includes being able to counter arguments against investing in UX objectives.

  • A Real-World Design Systems Workshop by Jina Anne (tickets via website)

    Tickets: https://jointfuturesconf.com/tickets When you get to create a design system from scratch in parallel with designing a new product, it's an exciting, new adventure in architecture, organization, and defining all the things. But the reality is most people are not starting from scratch. Most people are either inheriting a design system that already exists, or are trying to apply a design system to a product that already exists. So where do we start when that is the case? This workshop focuses on this real-world scenario most of us face in design systems, and how to move forward: ‍ 1. Refresher on Why We Do Design Systems in the First Place. 2. Refactoring and Realigning a Current Design System. 3. Retrofitting a New Design System into an Old Product. 4. Reinforcing Your Design System for Longevity and Maintainability. Intended Audience: Intermediate Design Systems Practitioner

  • Workshop: Design your Design Organization by Kristin Skinner (tickets on tito)

    Tickets: https://jointfuturesconf.com/tickets Organizations of all sizes are investing in design like never before. This has led to companies building in-house digital/experience design teams at unprecedented rates, but many of them don’t understand how to get the most out of their investment. For design organizations to successfully deliver value to customers and to the business, design teams need the support of strong operations. This workshop will focus on how to establish best practices for end-to-end experience oversight, and all the critical pieces together – strategy, business goals, design, execution, technology, and customer needs – to produce amazing experiences for multiple platforms. Kristin Skinner, Executive Director, Head of Design Management at Chase, former Head of Design Management at Capital One, and co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs: Building and Managing In-House Design Teams, will shine a light on the operational challenges and considerations of running a design organization, and what works and what doesn’t. Drawing on her experience managing design teams and organizations at Microsoft’s Pioneer Studios, Adaptive Path, Capital One, and Chase, Kristin will discuss how what happens “behind the scenes” and how a focus on design management and operations can ultimately affect a design organization’s output, quality, and effectiveness. This workshop is for people who are in the early to mid stages of establishing or reimagining a design operations and management practice in their organizations.